Jenna Lyons Reflects on 2011 Met Dress, ‘Might’ Be Buried in It

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Jenna Lyons remains to be not over the costume she wore to the 2011 Met Gala. 

“I don’t know if she wants an introduction,” Lyons, 55, mentioned of the white feather-adorned robe throughout a tour of her SoHo residence with Vogue on Monday, July 24. “She’s had lots of publicity.”

The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis star defined that the event marked her first time going to the annual ball, and he or she was “very excited” to put on the design. She continued, “I left feathers all the best way down the pink carpet.” 

That night, Lyons paired the costume, which featured a spherical neckline and spaghetti straps with a beige sweater, with a pink lip and dangling earrings. 

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Lyons wore the garment a second time for Solange Knowles’ marriage ceremony to Alan Ferguson in New Orleans in 2014. “She requested everybody to put on white. I usually wouldn’t put on white to a marriage,” Lyons clarified. “As I used to be strolling into the church, there was a paparazzi who snapped my image, and that image has been seen the world over. I feel that image is extra standard than I’m.” 

Lyons defined that the piece is hand-beaded and hand-embroidered by an organization known as Shameza. “They did all of the embroidery and beading for Oscar de la Renta, and so they’ve labored with Chanel. It’s a number of the most delicate and positive beading you’ve ever seen.” 

She went on to share that “rather a lot” of individuals have requested if they’ll purchase the robe or lease it for his or her marriage ceremony, to which Lyons all the time says no. “It’s most likely considered one of my most prized possessions,” she gushed. “I’d bury myself in it.” 

Elsewhere within the video, Lyons confirmed off one other article of clothes she holds expensive to my coronary heart. 

“That is from my senior undertaking,” she mentioned, holding up a bronze-colored puffer jacket. “I went to Parsons, and Donna Karan was my critic, and I used to be making this duchess satin jacket. She mentioned to me at our critique, and he or she mentioned to me, ‘Are you able to make it down felt?’” 

Lyons continued: “I don’t know if I can clarify, I used to be, you already know, 19. I had no cash, so I went to Mattress, Bathtub and Past and I purchased a comforter after which I double stitched it and pulled all of the feathers out in between, and that is the tip outcome.” 

“Are you able to imagine I made this factor?” 

After Parsons, Lyons went on to ascertain herself as a trendy pressure to be reckoned with. 

She was the manager inventive director and president of J.Crew from 2010 till April 2017. She has been acknowledged for elevating the retailer by providing elevated night put on and refined informal type. Since her departure, Lyons has made her mark on the wonder world, launching LoveSeen — a fake lash model. 

Extra lately, she made her debut within the revamped Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis alongside Jessel Taank, Erin Dana Lichy, Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan and Brynn Whitfield